1961 Austin Mini Countryman
Price: US $23,995.00 Item location: Lithia Springs, Georgia, United States
- Condition: Used
- Make: Austin
- Model: Mini Countryman
- Type: Station Wagon
- Year: 1961
- Mileage: 37265
- VIN: AAW7L120135
- Color: White
- Engine size: 850cc inline 4 cylinder
- Power options: --
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Manual
- Interior color: Red
- Options: --
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1961 Austin Mini CountrymanThis 1961 Austin Mini Countryman gets instant attention wherever it goes. So we're not sure if it's the perfect classic for someone who wants something unique at the car shows, or someone who needs an interesting business vehicle that also has cargo room. Then again, at this affordable price, it's ideal for all of that and much more!
The Mini will always have place in our automotive heats as Britain's best-selling vehicle that really got the county on wheels. But the larger Countryman version is also a more distinct and rarer way to celebrate a motoring icon. After all, the real wood frame gives it the appearance of an iconic American surf wagon... but in a more European size. The bright grille, big headlights, and rounded fenders are all part of the icon we love in a first-gen Mini. The creamy white paint has a nice gloss while representing the British modesty nicely. Plus, it allows the special lumber to contrast and stand out nicely. This is a detail-oriented package, and that's why the sale even comes with display luggage and a surf board for the roof rack.
Inside is a nicely done interior. The red is a nice splash of bold color, and the gray inserts in the seats matches the door panels for a thoughtful detail. Those rear barn doors swing open wide, and the rear bench folds forward. It gives you a surprising amount of cargo room for its diminutive size, which gets our minds racing about the difference practical uses for this vintage wagon. This is a handy left-hand drive machine featuring a classic steering wheel with Austin center cap. Prominently in the middle is the large Smiths speedometer flanked by your temp and oil gauges. So this all feels like an easy to operate total package.
Under the hood is a correct-displacement 850cc motor. This A-Series motor is a well-known and widely used powerplant that found a home in plenty of British vehicles. It's part of the backbone of English motoring, which makes it quite hardy and easy parts availability. When matched with the four-speed manual transmission, the performance can be quite nippy. Add in a nice modern tread tire and steering that is so exact it feels telepathic, and you've got in your hands all the reasons why people are passionate about driving a Mini.
This cool classic has such a broad appeal, and this one has such an affordable price, so you know you need to hurry if you want to take it home. Call today!!!